Spirit Tree Inn is three miles from the small town of Patagonia, Arizona, (about 60 miles south of Tucson) in an area known as the Mountain Empire and designated as an “Arizona Treasure” by Governor Janet Napolitano. This beautiful landscape, which ranges up to 5,000 feet above sea level, has a rich history of mining, ranching and railroading that characterizes the “taming” of the American west. Now, our neighborhood in southern Arizona has developed a reputation as an artist’s haven, as Arizona’s wine country, and as a place where careful stewardship of the natural surroundings is the rule.
The Place at Harshaw Creek – If that was a favorite retreat of yours, you’ve found it again. The Spirit Tree Inn property was formerly operated under that name.
Make the Spirit Tree Inn your hotel lodging alternative while touring the Tucson area.
Go east from Tucson on I-10 to State Route 83. Turn south and go approximately 25 miles to State Route 82. Turn right (Just past mile marker 33) and follow SR 82, 12 miles to the city limits of Patagonia. Go past the high school and cross the Sonoita Creek (Just past mile marker 20). Look for the green road sign for Harshaw.
Turn left on Taylor at the post office then left again onto Harshaw Road. Continue east 3 miles and go past the sign on your right that says “Arizona Trailhead 250 feet” and “Coronado National Forest”. Go approximately a quarter of a mile past the second sign and at the fork in the road look for a sign for The Rocking Chair Ranch, turn left along the dirt road (Harshaw Creek Road) and go another quarter of a mile. The entrance to Spirit Tree Inn is on your right, with the large Fremont Cottonwood tree in the front pasture.
|DD GPS Coordinates: 31.5219878
|DMS Coordinates: N31 degrees 31’19.156”
|W110 degrees 42’10.947”